APS Heroes

March 28, 2020

Our APS community comes together to support each other in challenging times, and week two of the district’s closure is no exception. We would like to celebrate our students, educators, staff and administrators who have stepped up to help each other, their neighbors and our community.

Please keep an eye on your email for future communications and visit our webpage for information on At-Home Learning activities and COVID-19 updates.

High Plain Teachers Hold Car Parade for Students

Faculty and staff at High Plain Elementary took to the streets on Tuesday to visit their students’ neighborhoods. They stayed in their vehicles to maintain social distancing, and the students waved from their homes. The parade was covered by local media and even aired on the Today Show. Click on the photo above to watch NBC Boston's story!

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AHS student collects goggles for local hospitals

Earlier this week, Andover High School freshman Alexander McNally set out to collect goggles and non-perishable goods to donate to local hospitals during the COVID-19 emergency. Alex knows that our healthcare providers are on the front line and in need of resources, such as personal protective equipment (PPE). Lawrence General Hospital requested masks or goggles that can be used as a PPE. Alex is a part of the AHS Men’s Swim and Dive Team and thought he could be of assistance by collecting swim goggles.

Bancroft Teacher inspires students to give back to their community

Alessandra Famiglietti, a sixth grader at West Middle School and her neighbor, Silvie Storch, a fifth grader at West Elementary, have spent their time making cloth masks for area hospitals. The idea to sew masks was Andrea Famiglietti’s, Bancroft Elementary ESL teacher and Alessandra’s mother.

Andrea Famiglietti also knows that social distancing can be difficult for senior citizens. She has asked her Bancroft students to write letters that she sends along via email to residents at Atria Marland Place in Andover.

The Superheroes of Food Service

Andover Food Service team has worked diligently to provide our students in need with access to breakfast and lunch these past few weeks! Pick-up is available at Andover High School and our food services superheroes can also be found in our neighborhoods. Schedule and locations can be found here.

Our Nurses are Superheroes too!

Not all heroes wear capes! Our dedicated APS Nursing team have worked some long hours in the last few weeks! AHS nurse Heidi Katz and Shawsheen nurse Bonnie Fields are assisting the Andover Health Division, helping to answer community questions! High Plain Elementary nurse Kristen Aiello created this awesome handwashing video for students.

Sanborn Elementary ends the week with sunshine in their pockets

Not being in school didn’t stop Sanborn Bulldogs from their Friday dance. Volume up!

Keep Dancing, Sanborn (3/27)

Cheer on our High School Quiz Show Team this Saturday night!

Tune in to WGBH 2 on Saturday night at 6 p.m. as Andover High School Quiz Show team competes against Wellesley. Families can discover who in their households is a math wiz, a budding scientist, or has encyclopedic knowledge of Broadway shows by watching and playing along to High School Quiz Show!

ACE March Madness goes virtual!

Andover Coalition for Education (ACE) is continuing its efforts to raise funds to support the Andover Public Schools. ACE is hosting their March Madness event online this year from March 22 to March 31. ACE is grateful for the opportunity to continue their fundraising efforts this spring for the Andover Public Schools through this virtual event. Visit ACE’s website for more information.

Nanmaran Anbuselvan, seventh grade student at West Middle School encourages us to stay safe and healthy during the COVID-19 crisis.

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About APS

The mission of the Andover Public Schools, in partnership with the entire Andover community, is to educate by engaging and inspiring students to develop as self-reliant, responsible citizens who are thinkers, problem solvers, and contributors prepared to participate in an evolving global society.